Roadside bombings kill Afghan soldier, wounds 6 others in E. Afghanistan
One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and six other including five Afghan border police sustained injuries Saturday morning in three separate roadside bombings in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
Roadside mines planted by insurgents struck a vehicle of ANA in Dumanda district of Khost province Saturday morning, killing one ANA soldier and wounding another, a senior ANA officer, Gen. Mohammad Hisrar told Xinhua.
In the second incident, roadside bomb planted by militants hit a vehicle of Afghan border police in Dand-e-Patan district of Paktia province wounding five policemen, provincial administration spokesman Rohullah Samon told Xinhua.
Moreover, another bombing against international troops in Zurmat district of Paktia damaged one of their vehicles but caused no causalities on foreign soldiers, Samon added.
However, Taliban's purported spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in talks with media from undisclosed location claimed responsibility for roadside bombing in Zurmat, adding that one vehicle of U.S.- led Coalition troops was destroyed and all soldier aboard were killed.
The hard-line outfits have vowed to launch spring offensive and speed up attacks against Afghan and U.S.-led forces based in Afghanistan.